Michigan Allergen Awareness Training

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    Approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

    Official APPROVED, ANSI accredited online Food Allergy Awareness Training that is accepted throughout Michigan.

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    Guaranteed Pass

    With unlimited free resits you will be guaranteed to pass our training

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    Valid for 5 years

    Once completed your Allergy Awareness certificate will be valid for 5 years

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    Instant certificate

    This course is 100% online and once completed you can print your certificate out at home, or email to your manager.

Our Allergy Awareness training is just $12!

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It is a legal requirement in the state of Michigan to have at least one certified manager that has successfully completed an additional allergen training course.

Over 15 million Americans now have a food based allergy and the number is growing!
Frighteningly, over 150 people a year die from a food allergy and as an industry we all have a moral and legal duty to protect the customers we serve!

Food Allergies are a serious and growing threat you need to be aware of. Simply put, a basic mistake could kill somebody!

This course is designed to provide Managers, Food Handlers and Servers with an understanding of food allergies, where it can go wrong and how you can help to minimize the risks to a sufferer, day in, day out!

We’ll be taking you through lots of ideas and support for the best way to deal with Food Allergens to ensure you keep both your business and your customers safe.

Once you have completed all the chapters there is a final exam to gain your accredited certificate. Don’t panic if you haven’t taken an exam for a while. We offer free, unlimited retakes.

And on a final point, there is also a download area where we have provided extra information and Help Guides that you may find useful.

Our course is 100% online and taught through video learning in both English & Spanish. It can be completed on any device, in 60 minutes!

This ANSI accredited certificate is valid for 5 years.

As of January 1st 2018, food allergy training is mandated in the state of Michigan.
Food establishments must have at least one certified manager who has completed an allergen awareness training.

The program must be approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Our Allergen Awareness Training is an ANSI accredited course, approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, so you know that a Health Inspector will accept this training.

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By the end of this course you will be able to:
• Understand what are the causes of an allergic reaction.
• Identify the 8 main food allergens.
• Identify cross-contact risks and understand methods for preventing cross-contact in the workplace through cleaning and sanitizing, good personal hygiene, and controlling the flow of food.
• Understand how to listen and communicate with customers who have food allergies, and how to communicate within the operation from the customer, through front of house to the kitchen, including co-workers, chefs and managers.
• Be able to recognize the most common symptoms of an allergic reaction, and how to deal with an attack.

What makes us different from the rest of the market is:
• Our courses are video based, filmed in catering kitchens, and provide curriculum based learning linked to “real life” situations.
• We show good practice and deliberate mistakes.
• Humor is used to make the course more enjoyable and engaging.
• We offer FREE unlimited re-tests!
We put the learner first!

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The course is split into 6 chapters and explains in detail everything you need to make sure you and your customers are safe.

Chapter 1- Introduction

Chapter 2- Introduction to Allergens
• What is a Food Allergy and how does it affect someone?
• What is Coeliac Disease and what is Gluten?
• Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
• Anaphylactic Shock
• Recognizing an Attack
• Emergency Procedures

Chapter 3 – The 8 Allergens
• Allergenic Foods include:
• Hidden Allergens
• Avoiding Allergic Reactions

Chapter 4 – Recipe creation to storage
• Communication Methods
• Recipe Creation
• Creating a System
• Adapting a Recipe for an Allergy Sufferer
• Suppliers
• Dry Storage
• Chilled & Frozen Storage

Chapter 5 – Preparation through to service
• Food Preparation – Cook – Assembly of Dish
• Front of House Service
• Self Service
• Menu Information
• Front of House Staff

Chapter 6 – Cleaning
• Required Procedures
• Front of House

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The short answer is YES!

Your Manager or a Health Official need to be confident that you have received the relevant training, it matches current laws, and more importantly you understand the reasons behind allergy procedures and that you are applying food safety practices and methods to your work/role.

Taking an ANSI accredited course means you have met very high standards. You can demonstrate a strong understanding of food safety and by passing the final exam, prove your knowledge.

The most important point is that you receive training, understand it and implement it.

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Our Allergy Awareness training is just $12!